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A Level

Geography

The new AQA A-Level Geography course is designed to give you a wide range of skills and a depth of understanding in numerous different aspects of the human and physical world, which is why it is still sought after by the top universities. While it is beneficial to have studied Geography at GCSE, it is not essential. The course may cover areas not previously studied at GCSE level and therefore students that are new to the subject are just as welcome. Put simply, if you are interested in the world around you, then Geography is a subject you should be considering.

The course allows you to:

• Build your knowledge and understanding of the world around you

• Develop fieldwork skills in both urban and physical landscapes

• Have a say in your studies, as you choose your own coursework focus and also have a say in the final module studied

• Study some of the greatest challenges around the world, from poverty to climate change

• Progress to Higher Education and employment

The first year of study covers three topics: Coasts, Changing Places and Hazards. Alongside these units, you will also complete two days of fieldwork in differing environments and gain wider geographical skills.

The second year of study covers three further topics: Water and Carbon Cycles, Global Governance and one of three options chosen by the class each year (either Urban Environments, Population and the Environment, or Resources). Alongside these units, you will also complete two further days of fieldwork and complete a 3,000-4,000 independent piece of coursework on a topic of your choice.

In June of your second year, you then sit two exams – one on the three Physical units and another on the three Human units – both of which last 150 minutes and contribute 40% each to your overall grade, with the final 20% made up by your coursework.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

Higher Education

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Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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